Prospective Students

  1. Admission to UAB is the first step to receiving your VA educational benefits. To apply for admission, visit uab.edu/apply.
  2. Once you have been admitted to UAB, you must:
    • Apply for military benefits. You may access forms to apply to use your educational benefits by visiting the GI Bill Website.
    • Create your BlazerID, password, and UAB email address at uab.edu/blazerid.
  3. Once you have successfully applied for military benefits, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility in the mail (will be mailed to the address you provided on your application for military benefits approximately 4-6 weeks after you apply). Please read the entire document carefully to know exactly what benefits you qualify for.
  4. Submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility to the UAB Office of Veteran Recruitment and Student Services in one of the following ways:
    • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Fax: (205) 975-0818
    • Physical Address: Smolian International House, Room 233, 1600 10th Ave S
    • Mailing Address: 1720 2nd Ave S, SIH 233, Birmingham, AL 35294-1280
  5. Once the UAB Office of Veteran Recruitment & Student Services receives your Certificate of Eligibility, you will receive an email confirmation containing a link to UAB Veterans Benefits Request Form allowing you to request your benefits (This email will be sent to your UAB email address). You will need your Blazer ID and password to log in.
  6. UAB evaluates military service and educational experiences completed by active-duty military service and Coast Guard personnel. UAB is an institutional member of Service Members’ Opportunity Colleges. If you earned military credit while serving in the military, request to have official transcripts sent to UAB for evaluation.
  7. This completes the process for your first term of enrollment at UAB.